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Lamb

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Garlic, Chilies and Anchovies

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Garlic, Chilies and Anchovies

My food magazines seem to pile up quickly these days so to encourage myself to sit down long enough to look at them, I make a small pile and carry them from one room to another thinking their physical presence will be a reminder.  It’s […]

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

I think the first time I heard anyone mention cassoulet, it was Martha Stewart years ago in the first version of her television show.  Outside of remembering that the main ingredients were white beans and a huge amount of meat for what could be classified […]

Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomatoes and Herbs

Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomatoes and Herbs

Spring for many who crave slow roasted savory dishes can mean that it’s time for lamb — especially when there’s a special occasion to consider such as Easter.  For my family, however, this wasn’t the case.  Our tradition was far from a special dinner at […]

Shepherd’s Pie with Beef, Pork and Lamb

Shepherd’s Pie with Beef, Pork and Lamb

It’s raining here today, so I’m as subdued as the grey skies.  After two mornings of very early morning walks as I attempt to get back into the “I, too, can be fit!” swing of things, I’m content to sit in the quiet sipping my […]

Braised Lamb Shanks with Couscous & Ricotta Salata

Braised Lamb Shanks with Couscous & Ricotta Salata

To many, Spring represents a promise of warmth to come, a freshness in the air and longer days that allow for relaxation.  To us, it marks the beginning of the end of the busy season at my husband’s office.  No spring break here.  So what […]